Zimmerman's Father Says Blacks Are the "True Racists"

Robert Zimmerman accuses Black leaders and groups of racism.

Posted: 06/17/2013 09:23 AM EDT
Robert and George Zimmerman in Court

George Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, has come out with a controversial e-book that accuses African-Americans of being the “True Racists.”

On June 12, 2013, Zimmerman released the title Florida v. Zimmerman: Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of My Son on Amazon, which “describes how and why my son, George Zimmerman, has been charged with the crime of murder.” 

The chapter “Who are the True Racists?” has been bringing much attention to the book. In it, he writes that he was not aware that racism still existed in America until his son was brought up on charges for killing Trayvon Martin, according to Think Progress.

Zimmerman expressed that racism is “flourishing at the insistence of some in the African American Community.”’ He continues to point the finger by name dropping African-American leaders and groups that he believes are racist, including NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, the National Black United Fund and the United Negro College Fund.

Zimmerman then listed various Black leaders and organizations that he believes are racist, including these according to Think Progress:

Congressional Black Caucus. “[A] pathetic, self-serving group of racists… advancing their purely racist agenda.” He later adds that “all members of Congress should be ashamed of the Congressional Black Caucus, as should be their constituents.” And finally: “They are truly a disgrace to all Americans.”

The NAACP. “[S]imply promotes racism and hatred for their own, primarily financial, interests” and “without prejudice and racial divide, the NAACP would simply cease to exist.”

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. “[W]hat I would expect of a racist.”

Trayvon Martin’s funeral director. A “racial activist and former head of the local NAACP.”

Benjamin Crump, Natialie Jackson and Darrly Parks, attorneys for Travyon Martin’s family. “The scheme team.”

The National Basketball Players Association.

Black Chamber of Commerce.

National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers.

Although Zimmerman believes African-Americans are to blame for racism, a new study shows racism is the reason Blacks feel Trayvon Martin’s murder case was handled unfairly.

More than 90 percent of Blacks believed race played a role, compared with 68 percent of whites and 74 percent of Hispanics, according to a new study published in the academic publication Journal of Crime and Justice.


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